Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An interconnected system of networks that connects computers around the world via the TCP/IP protocol.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The specific internet consisting of a global network of computers that communicate using Internet Protocol (IP) and that use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to identify the best paths to route those communications.

Etymologies

(1986) Coined by the U.S. Defense Department, shortening of internetwork. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • | | Internet/gl | | Internet/id | | Internet_ (it) | |

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • Internet Explorer 9 Pack: Internet Explorer 9 32-bit Edition with Uninstaller, C: \Program Files (x86) \Internet Explorer (x86) \iexplore x86. exe, Internet Explorer 9 64-bit Edition with Uninstaller, C: \Program Files\Internet Explorer (ia64, x64\iexplore ia64, x64. exe Windows 2000,

    Visual Studio Magazine Online | News

  • At first look, the term "Internet Service Bus" almost immediately draws an equal sign to 'Enterprise Service Bus' ESB, and aspects of other current solutions, such as ones mentioned above, targeted at addressing issues in systems and application integration for enterprises.

    Site Home

  • Consider, for example, the definition of Internet advertising service: "The term Internet advertising service means a service that serves an online advertisement in viewable form for any period of time on an Internet site."

    Ars Technica

  • This article was first published in the UAE's Gulf News under the title "Internet an opportunity, not a threat, to Newspapers".

    Faisal J. Abbas: New Media an Opportunity, Not a Threat, in Middle East

  • At work, that shiny bauble called the Internet is always just a click away, and at home it's easy to flip on the TV, start puttering through the Pottery Barn catalog, or sneak a quick iPhone check.

    Laura Vanderkam: Taming Distractions: Don't Just Play Defense

  • Actually, the term Internet might not even be correct.

    James Boyce: You Say You Want A Revolution? The Virtual One Is Almost Here

  • His trade organization, made up of 5,000 Internet pro-fessionMs from 120 countries, trains Third World engineers to create networks in their own countries, publishes a bimonthly magazine and is working to protect the term Internet from companies that are trying to copyright it.

    The Net 50

  • From Wikipedia: The term Internet meme is a neologism used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet.

    Bob Wright and Jonah Goldberg on the memes about Obama's rhetoric.

  • They are actually trying now to define the term Internet hunting.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2006

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